Hull Designer

December 15, 2010 at 2:51 am  |   Phil Bolger Discussion Group,

  • Download our free Hull Designer , a simple, interactive, visual 3-d hull design Windows program for modeling and developing panels for hard chine construction. Find Center of Boyancy, Center of Lateral Area, Length Waterline, and righting moment (pitched or heeled) among other calculations. Create patterns for stem, stern, bulkheads, up to 10 chines, and up to 8 frames for construction. Includes a 3, 4, or 5 sheet nesting and hand-plotting capability and output to VRML 1.0, DXF, HPGL, or Carlson plotters. Includes sample designs and Word 6.0 manual. User Gavin Atkin offers a tutorial. Includes Atkins Oarmouse plans and Ed Bachmann’s Excel tool.
  • Or try out a mast design program for the creation of strakes for round wooden masts.
  • Carene 40/50, a shareware boat hull design program for plywood or sheet metal construction by Robert Laine.